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How can blood sugar affect the eyes of people with diabetes?

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A condition called macular edema happens when fluid gathers in your eye in the part of your retina that's used in tasks such as reading.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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